BREAKING NEWS: Apple Releases Safari 5 [UPDATED]

Apple just posted a press release [Link broken: See below] announcing the release of Safari 5 on their website:

Apple today released Safari 5, the latest version of the world’s fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web without distraction, a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4, and the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing as the search service powering Safari’s search field. Available for both Mac® and Windows, Safari 5 includes improved developer tools and supports more than a dozen new HTML5 technologies that allow web developers to create rich, dynamic websites. With Safari 5, developers can now create secure Safari Extensions to customize and enhance the browsing experience.

Okay. So if it’s available today, why can’t I find it at or through software update? Perhaps their PR group jumped the gun? It’s also interesting that there was no mention of it during the WWDC event earlier today. Another interesting thing, Bing is in this browser too as a search engine choice. Weird. But it should be available at some point today for Windows and Mac.

UPDATE: Download away! However I will note that the original press release that I linked to earlier has been pulled. That suggests to me that the press release went out early. Here’s the new press release.

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